I love love love love how Athena’s was the place I found my wedding dress!

I love love love love how Athena’s was the place I found my wedding dress! The bridal room was beautiful and inviting. Gina was amazing and such a fun person so work with, I felt comfortable right away. All the dresses are beautiful and more that I could hope for. I was pretty specific about what I wanted and Gina found all the dresses that fell into that category. Just like the wedding dress shows, I cried with happy tears when I found the dress. Thank you Athenas for making my dreams come true!!!

Nizelle

I found mine after only trying on 5 dresses!

Gina is awesome! She helped my sister find her dress many years ago and mine a few days ago! She is so friendly, listens to what you are saying, and makes you feel great! Athena’s has beautiful gowns at a reasonable price. I found mine after only trying on 5 dresses!

Jenna

The dress styles and choices at Athena’s are gorgeous.

Gina was wonderful. I went in not really knowing exactly what I wanted, but Gina helped me to find the perfect dress! The dress styles and choices at Athena’s are gorgeous.

Sarah

AMAZING deal on a designer dress and a wonderful experience.

I booked an appointment on March 3rd for the Sophia Tolli trunk show. I was paired with Gina & I was so overall pleased with my experience there. I was greeted very warmly, was told to look until I found what I wanted & was helped every step of the way trying on several dresses. Gina was even very friendly and welcoming to my mother in law who was overly excited and suggesting every dress she found..haha. I ended up leaving with an AMAZING deal on a designer dress and a wonderful experience. I will definitely be back for my bridesmaid dresses! Thank you again!

Erica

I would refer to Gina as a “Fairy God Mother.”

I don’t have enough fingers to count the number of people that have recommended Athena’s to me. Every single person loved their experience there. As maid of honor for my best friend, I shared the experienced of her dress shopping. I couldn’t wait until it was closer to my wedding date to go back to Athena’s and try on bride dresses. I would refer to Gina as a “Fairy God Mother.” From the moment I walked into the boutique, my family and I were greeted with genuine excitement. I didn’t feel pressured at all from Gina in trying on dress after dress. Most importantly, she is so in-tuned knowing what you love and not love. She truly understands you. I am so impressed with Athena’s that I also plan to order my bridesmaid dresses from them too. Overall, I had an amazing experience and am excited to continue working with Athena’s.

Korianne

The dresses were all very nice, and weren’t overpriced like some boutiques

Shopping for your dress can be overwhelming, but Gina listened to what I was looking for and gave me dresses to try that she though I wanted, not ones that she wanted me to buy. The dresses were all very nice, and weren’t overpriced like some boutiques. Even better, there was no pressure to “buy before you leave the store”. Finding the right dress is hard enough w/out the added pressure of “do it now or you lose the discount”. Their shop is a bit of a “hole in the wall” but the service is great and they have been accommodating throughout the whole process. I recommend checking them out!

Alyssa

Gina was wonderful and patient with me

Gina was wonderful and patient with me. I really appreciate her help!

Jen

find the perfect dress and made the experience so memorable!

Gina was wonderful. She helped me find the perfect dress and made the experience so memorable! Thank you Athena’s bridal!

Amberly

They had plenty in my price range, which was under $500.

Going to Athena’s was a great experience. They weren’t pushy and listened to what I wanted in a dress. They had plenty in my price range, which was under $500. Gina was absolutely amazing and friendly!

Emily

I would highly recommend Athena’s Bridal to any bride.

The service was fantastic. Gina was great to work with! She was patient with me even though I gave a lot of vague responses and opinions for dresses at first. She was attentive to specific details for what I was looking for and after a short amount of time she brought me the perfect dress! I would highly recommend Athena’s Bridal to any bride.

Jessica

Shop here first! Do yourself a favor.

Gina was fantastic! She took a hesitant bride not crazy about average wedding dresses and made me fall in love with one. From the moment I walked in until the moment I left I was happy and smiling. She was patient and listened to what I wanted and knew what would look good on me better than I did. She found me the perfect dress and without her I’m not sure my wedding planning would’ve fallen into place as well as it has. I left Athenas after two hours with my dress and my bridesmaid dresses. And they make it so easy for my out of town bridesmaids to get their dress. Shop here first! Do yourself a favor.

Lindsay

dress I fell I love with!

Gina was very professional and helpful by providing the dresses I was looking for and was eager to meet our needs for the dress I fell I love with! I look forward to recommend Gina’s service to all my friends who are searching for their dress!

Mckayla

Couldn’t have been a more perfect day!

Gina was very approachable and listened to what we thought about each dress. She picked the dress of my dreams and I am glad I was able to share it with my family. Couldn’t have been a more perfect day!

Kendra

I loved my experience at Athena’s Bridal

I loved my experience at Athena’s Bridal. Gina was very patient with me the whole time, which wasn’t easy considering how picky I am. I was offered many gowns to try on and my requests were always met. It was a wonderful experience overall. Thank you Gina 🙂

Zhaklin

complimented my body type within my budget.

Gina was wonderful to work with. She helped me find a style I that complimented my body type within my budget. I would definitely recommend this boutique to anyone looking for a wedding dress!

Linsay

I am happy with my dress and with the price. Can t wait to wear it.

Thank you very much, Gina is very nice . I am happy with my dress and with the price. Can t wait to wear it.

Long

I can’t wait for it to come in!

Gina at Athena Bridal listened to me and found the perfect dress in under an hour (The idea of spending the better part of a day to find a dress sounds like torture to me). I can’t wait for it to come in!

Hannah

Very happy that i has the opportunity to come in

Very happy that i has the opportunity to come in because i found my wedding dress!!! Gina was sincere and really listened to what i was looking for and got it at a great price too!!

Victoria

Gina was absolutely great!

Gina was absolutely great! She helped me figure out what I wanted and I couldn’t be happier!

Rebecca

4 bridal shops and 30+ I was tired and a bit discouraged. I went to one bridal shop after work one day, solo, and found the first dress I actually loved.

I spent the entire weekend searching for a dress (with friends and family) and after 4 bridal shops and 30+ I was tired and a bit discouraged. I went to one bridal shop after work one day, solo, and found the first dress I actually loved. Although it was super short on me and in the wrong color, I still loved it so much that I called the next day to make an appointment to come back in with a couple friends before purchasing. The lady at this particular shop (NOT Athena’s) was anything but pleasant and wouldn’t listen to my needs so I decided to look up on the designer’s website in search for other shops with that exact dress. That is how I found out about Athena’s!

I immediately called Athena’s and was told they had the dress I was looking for – and in the color I wanted. I explained my situation to Gina – I just wanted to come in with a few friends to try on just that dress. I told her that the earliest we could be there would be 5:30PM that same day. She advised me that they close at 6:00PM but would be more than happy to accommodate.

As soon as we got there, we were happily greeted. Donna pulled the dress and helped me get it on. She was very helpful and friendly. After about 5 minutes in the dress taking pictures and trying on veils I knew this was the dress I had to have – so I placed the order!

I am so fortunate that the other place (again, NOT Athena’s) was rude and rubbed me the wrong way because I don’t think I could of had a better experience any where else. Gina and Donna were beyond fabulous! I am so happy that they were accommodating and took the time to make my experience easy and wonderful. I am looking forward to going back in search of bridesmaids dresses.

Breana

I would definitely recommend going here!

Gina was great! She listened to my likes and dislikes. She wasn’t pushy. I wasn’t rushed either. She allowed me to take all the time I need to find a dress. Ultimately, I said yes to the dress at Athena’s Bridal Boutique. I would definitely recommend going here!

I fell in love with it.

Gina helped me with all of the dresses I was looking for. She even suggested another style and I fell in love with it. I ended up buying the dress Gina recommended and love it!

Katie

Without her this couldn’t of happened!

Gina was amazing! She went above and beyond for me! I truly am glad to was my associate! She made me feel beautiful and for that she is a true just all around gem!

She was honest and that’s what makes a good associate she didn’t make me try ok a dress after a dress once she knew I found the winner. She was just amazing! Without her this couldn’t of happened!

Taylor

Walked in without an appointment and Athena’s was very accommodating!

Walked in without an appointment and Athena’s was very accommodating! Gina was my consultant and she was amazing. She listened to the style of dress I liked and made sure to stay in my price range. She picked out beautiful dresses and always made sure to fix the train and always made sure I could see the dress at every angle. Gina was very helpful and there for you, unlike some of the pushy salesman at David’s Bridal. I wound up finding my dream dress and am very excited to be working with Athena’s bridal in the future. I live in Virginia but was visiting my mother in Clearwater and they offered to ship the dress for a reasonable fee!

Ally

Can’t thank you enough! Awesome customer service.

Gina at Athenas bridal was wonderful! Patient and helpful and she made sure I found the dress I couldn’t live without in my price range! Can’t thank you enough! Awesome customer service.

Kristin

Working with Athena’s Bridal was a great experience!

Gina was the woman who helped me. She did a wonderful job of finding dresses that not only flattered my figure but also my style. She even pushed me to try on things that I might not have tried myself, and one of those ended up being my perfect dress. Working with Athena’s Bridal was a great experience!

Lauren

I truly recommend her for any occasion you have.

From the moment I walked in to the minute that I left. Gina was really attentive, patient, and she listened to my needs and what I liked or didn’t like. She was very professional. I will gladly work with her again for when I look at the bridesmaids dresses. I truly recommend her for any occasion you have. She is the best.

Sabrine

FELT LIKE A BRIDE IN, it wasnt about the money for her

My mother and I went to Davids first, and Athenas the very next day. The fact that we both cried and had this amazing emotional feeling that we didnt have the day before, we knew it was going to be a great experience no words could explain. Gina was awesome! She helped me fond a dress that i FELT LIKE A BRIDE IN, it wasnt about the money for her, she didnt rush us at all, and was great with our 5 month old son (which every mom loves a good woman your baby loves 😉 ) My mther and I could not have been any happier with our experience with Athenas and most of all Gina

Kristin

They had plenty of styles to fit any budget.

Gina and staff at Athena’s Bridal were amazing! First of all, I had a 1 month to find a dress i loved. While most of the dress boutiques balked at my timeline, Athena’s was able to accommodate my schedule. Gina went above and beyond to find dresses that fit the style I wanted as well as my budget. She took a chance on a dress that wasn’t exactly what I had been looking for but turned out to be the dress i loved! I didn’t even want to take it off as I debated between two beautiful dresses! They had plenty of styles to fit any budget. I would definitely recommend Athena’s Bridal if you’re looking for formal dresses and great customer service!

Phaylinh

I fell in Love with the dress the minute I put it on!

Gina was very helpful in finding what I was looking for in my 2nd wedding dress attire. I fell in Love with the dress the minute I put it on!

Brenda

very helpful and personable!

Gina was amazing!!! So very helpful and personable! This was the second shop I had looked at before purchasing my dream dress and I wouldn’t change a thing. I definitely recommend Athena’s and Gina!

I can’t wait to get my dress

Thank you, Gina for such a wonderful experience in your store. I felt comfortable with you and you made myself and my bridal family feel so welcomed. I can’t wait to get my dress and wear it on the best day ever!!!

Rhonda

dresses at Athena’s are unique, the prices affordable

I drove an hour and a half to visit Athena’s. I had a friend who purchased their dress here so I decided to come look. I had two other places to check out after Athena’s, David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo. The dresses at Athena’s are unique, the prices affordable and the staff so inviting. I brought my Mom, my maid of honor, and bridesmaid. We all hands down fell in love with this place (especially after checking out the other two!) I had my “Say Yes to the Dress” moment! Such a beautiful place. Thanks Gina!

Vivian

I would highly recommend Athena’s for anyone looking for a personalized bridal experience!

I LOVED working with consultant Gina at Athena’s! I went to Athena’s after having zeroed in on the style of dress that I loved. I actually called the store and made an appointment based on a dress I saw on their website that I was dying to try on. As it turned out, they had 2 dresses in that style. Gina gave me her honest opinion on which she liked best, along with the pros and cons she thought may be relevant to each dress. I ended up going with her recommendation, which was also my top choice.

My dress came in fast – and I was excited to try it on right away. Gina accommodated me even though I was really just “visiting” my dress and it wasn’t a formal appointment, and told me I could visit whenever I wanted which was great. We made all of my fitting appointments right then and there, to guarantee my dates and times, and that all the work could be done in time.

My alterations magician, Bridgetta, truly made that dress fit like no dress has ever fit me before. She is the sweetest woman ever, and I enjoyed every second I spent with her!

My only disappointment was that the alterations cost was a lot higher than we were expecting. We were told alterations typically run about $250. However, alterations on my dress came out to $400, and I didn’t even have it hemmed. It would have been nice to have gotten an estimate on alterations BEFORE I was all pinned into the dress, because once you’re pinned in you don’t really feel like you have a choice anymore so we went with it and just paid. But Bridgetta did an AMAZING job, so although the $400 price tag was unexpected, it was worth it.

When I went back in to drop off my dress for preservation, Gina asked to see pictures from the wedding which I thought was super sweet. I really enjoyed all of my experiences at Athena’s. Gina and Bridgetta were so fun to work with and you can tell they truly love what they do. I would highly recommend Athena’s for anyone looking for a personalized bridal experience!

Lauren

I loved my experience there!

Two of my friends recommended I check out Athena’s boutique and I am so happy I did! Gina was fantastic to work with and I’m absolutely in love with the dress she helped me find. I thought I knew what I wanted and she helped me narrow down my choices even more. I will continue to pass their information along to any future brides! I loved my experience there!

Katlin

I would recommend them to anyone.

The staff at Athen’s Bridal are the best. They are very helpful whether you are picking out a wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses. Gina was so sweet she was able to help calm down my nerves when dealing with my mother. They were able to accommodate my bridesmaids and flower girl all at the same time as well as helping me pick out a wedding dress. The listened to my knees and what I was looking for in a dress as well as my bridesmaids. I would recommend them to anyone.

Kerri

Gina for the experience and making the experience what every bride wants.

I am a 2nd time bride and in my 40’s. I went to Athena’s and worked with Gina who was fantastic. I am not a size 4 and that was no problem for Gina. I fell in love with the Sophia Tolli dresses and Gina helped me find the perfect one for me. I could not be happier and I will be making a statement when I walk down the aisle. Thank you Gina for the experience and making the experience what every bride wants.

Holli

I found my perfect wedding dress and veil and she made the experience a joy!

Gina from Athenas bridal shop was so extremely helpful! I found my perfect wedding dress and veil and she made the experience a joy! I recommend going to Athenas bridal shop and seeing Gina if you want high quality service and someone who will help you find everything you are looking for!

Victoria

Athenas was found over the Internet and I’m so happy I found them!

As I’m from a small island I flew to Florida to look for my bridal gown. Athenas was found over the Internet and I’m so happy I found them! Originally I called and booked an afternoon appointment but on the morning of I decided an earlier time would better suit me. Luckily Gina was available and I was seem right away. My Thursday appointment was fabulous as I was the only one in the bridal room and had undivided attention. After figuring out my style several dresses were pulled or me and I find dress i loved! Since it was my first time trying on dresses I wanted to still give another boutique or two a chance. Gina never pushed me to make a decision rather she told me I needed to be sure! The next day after going to a different salon I was even more sure of my Athenas dress choice. I returned on Saturday and retried my dress with Gina. (The shop was busier and there was one other bride to be there but the experience was still great!) Noe i can’t wait to return back to Florida in a few months to pick up my dress!

I also was able to order bridesmaids dresses throught Gina who was also great at helping me find sizes for my girls who couldn’t visit the store but sent along measurements! Gina truly made the whole day easier!

Lacey

I highly recommend Athena’s to anyone for bridal or prom needs!

I went into Athena’s and got the warmest and best experience ever! Gina was the one that helped me and she did an amazing job! She helped me find what I was looking for and I am absolutely satisfied! All of the ladies there were absolutely awesome and very informational. I highly recommend Athena’s to anyone for bridal or prom needs! I’m so excited for my wedding day!!!

Shanika

flexible, patient, and supportive of my vision

Gina is an amazing consultant who really listened to what I wanted while also taking into account the preferences of my accompanying mom, grandma, and aunt. She was flexible, patient, and supportive of my vision and helpful in educating me of the practical implications of choosing one dress over another. Ultimately, she helped me find the perfect dress for a great deal 🙂

Alexandra

I love Athena’s!

Gina was so helpful with helping me find my perfect dress, I was looking for something unique and in a style that would look amazing in. She did just that!. I love Athena’s!

Mary

So grateful to her for helping me find the dress of my dreams

Gina was wonderful in helping me and my aunt when we decided to come in and try on dresses on a whim. The attention she provided us and making sure that I was completely satisfied with the dress was more than I could have imagined or asked for. So grateful to her for helping me find the dress of my dreams

All the staff was wonderful and I got my dream dress!

This was the ONLY store in the area that carried the dress i wanted. I am so thrilled that it was this store. It is a privately owned store with sweet women inside ready to help and assist. Gina made looking my dress, altering my dress, and finding what works for me easy. All the staff was wonderful and I got my dream dress!

Stacey

Everyone at the shop is like family.

Athena’s was where I began my dress search. Gina matched several dresses to the style I was envisioning, but she has an eye and showed me something I wouldn’t have thought I could pull off. She was not pushy when I wanted to wait. I went to two other boutiques and could only compare to that dress. We chose to return to Athena’s to work with the shop. They were wonderful. Gina was unavailable, but Donna assisted me with my second visit. My dress arrived when it was supposed to and my mom even found her mother of the bride dress. The ladies in alterations were great. Everyone at the shop is like family. Always so welcoming, it felt like I have a whole family of aunts! I highly recommend Athena’s for a wonderful, personal experience. They have experience and know what they’re doing!

Lauren

anyone looking for a bridal shop that cares more about you

Athena’s Bridal provided a wonderful and personal experience for me and my bridesmaids in our search for the perfect dresses. When I arrived at Athena’s Bridal, I knew exactly what dress I wanted and my dress expert Gina suggested that I try on a dress that had everything I hated about wedding dresses and guess what- that was the one I ended up buying! They know exactly what they are doing and how to match dresses to each individual. I would recommend Athena’s Bridal to anyone looking for a bridal shop that cares more about you and your needs than the sale.

Emily

I absolutely love this boutique,

I absolutely love this boutique, they were amazing when it came to finding me the perfect dress. They listened to what I wanted and took everything I said and showed me exactly what I wanted. It wasn’t until Gina ask me if she could put me in a dress that she thought would compliment my figure that I found my wedding dress. They are professional, take pride in making sure everyone that comes in has a great experience. I would highly recommended them to anyone looking to find a dress.

Amanda

nice little shop with Great service

Gina was amazing! I was not really looking to hard as my whole party was not with me and we were just driving by but she made sure I found EXACTLY what I wanted! Such a nice little shop with Great service and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

Jennifer

great customer service experience.

Although I did not purchase my bridal gown or any of my bridal party gowns at Athena’s Bridal I still have to give them a major shout out. Every time I went in to Athena’s I was greeted so graciously and genuinely. I did visit their store several times since I was interested in a couple of bridesmaid’s dresses but unfortunately the colors and materials I needed I couldn’t find in the same dress. If they had the color I liked I didn’t like the material and if I liked the material then I didn’t like the color. It was one of those moments that I wanted so badly to find something I liked and be able to make a purchase in their store. They were just so helpful and knowledgeable. Gina was an absolute sweetheart and so patient with me even though I never purchased anything from them. I had a great customer service experience. They have beautiful gowns for reasonable prices. I only wish they would have had my colors.

Nichole

caring and compassionate customer service.

Gina, Thank you so much for all of your caring and compassionate customer service. You always made me feel confident. Things would work out with my dress even when I was doubtful they would!! You are truly amazing at what you do. Thank you!!

My sales consultant Gina was an angel through the whole process.

The dress I got at Athena’s is amazing. I went back and fourth between two trying it on three different occasions, Athena’s was by far the more flexible vendor, I never felt pressure from them to buy the dress. My sales consultant Gina was an angel through the whole process.

Courtney

work is amazing and the cost wasn’t overpriced

Athena’s bridal, Gina, and the seamstress were awesome! I received top notch service from beginning to end! I ordered my wedding dress and bridesmaid’s dresses from them. My wedding dress arrived nearly 3 inches too short an error made by the dress maker. Gina acted quickly to get the error corrected. She put me at ease and made me feel confident that I would get my dress back corrected from the dress maker in time. None of my bridesmaids were local and Athena’s was wonderful with working with all of them to place their orders for their dresses over the phone etc. I even called a few times to check on the status of my girls paying for their dresses etc. and they were very accommodating each time I called. The seamstress was also very nice to work with. The quality of her work is amazing and the cost wasn’t overpriced in my opinion.

Jessica

I’ll definitely recommend Athena’s to anyone getting married

Gina is AMAZING! After going to a few other shops, this was our last chance to find a dress the weekend my mother came to visit. Gina was sooo helpful and really put into perspective what was important….how I felt about the dress. If I loved it, I was going to feel like a princess. She brought out a dress that she said she’d love to see her own daughter get married in….and well, it was PERFECT! I’m so glad we happened to stop in and give their selection a look. They are not overpriced like a lot of other places in the Tampa area…yet they still give you the one on one service you would expect when you’re dropping money on a gown that you want to love the rest of your life. The alterations at Athena’s were great too and we cannot thank your team enough! 😉 I’ll definitely recommend Athena’s to anyone getting married

Hallie

Everything was done with the highest quality

I had found the dress I wanted (Cassablanca 2017) when I was up north for Thanksgiving. When I returned home, I searched for stores that had that dress. When I entered Athena’s I was greeting by Gina. I had told her the dress I wanted and she gave me a price that was $600 cheaper than up north! It was BEAUTIFUL. Everything was done with the highest quality. Gina was very friendly and helpful. I was able to order the dress, get fitted, and pick up the dress with ease.

Ashley

I wish that I would have bought my bridesmaid’s dresses from this store!

I truly enjoyed the experience of buying my dress from Athena’s. My associate, Gina, was so patient and made me feel as though I was the only bride in the store. Any time that I was in the boutique for a fitting she would check in with me and make sure that everything continued to go smoothly. I wish that I would have bought my bridesmaid’s dresses from this store!

so nice a helpful every time

Athena’s did a wonderful job of helping me find my dream gown! After 2 other appointments on the same day, I almost didn’t go to my last appointment at Athena’s. I am so happy I did however. After browsing the gowns and describing what I wanted, we had a few choices. One of which was the very last sample of a gown that could not be ordered again, and was far above my price range. I tried in on anyway, and not only did it fit perfectly, but they drastically reduced the price since it was the sample gown. I was sold!
Gina was so nice a helpful every time I called or came into the shop. She also helped me order my bridesmaid dresses, which happened to be a brand that Athena’s doesn’t even carry.
I wanted a few extra alterations on my dress, and the seamstress did a BEAUTIFUL job of what I wanted. The alterations were a little pricy, but I think that is to be expected from most bridal boutiques.
I received so many compliments on my dress and I felt so beautiful in it. The only downside is I can’t wear it again!

Heidi

found the perfect dress

I was very happy with my dress and my bridesmaid dresses from here. I worked with Gina, she was the best!!! They have some great dresses and Gina found the perfect dress for me- it was the 4th dress i tried on and perfect!

Angelica

the dress that was perfect for me!

Gina helped me find the dress that was perfect for me! I had tried on numerous dresses at other stores without success…Gina found mine within minutes! The whole experience at Athena’s was pleasurable and I have no reservations in recommending them.

Lisa

Athena’s treats you like a princess

I was married on 10-10-10 and bought my dress form Gina at Athena’s. I originally bought a dress somewhere else and when it came in, it was terrible! I went to Athena’a for help and there was Gina:) I told her my situation and she was so understanding and promised me she would find me the dress of my dreams and she did!!!! I found my dress that day and it was perfect. She pulled some strings and had it rushed delivered. It came in and was perfect. Everyone at Athena’s treats you like a princess and makes you feel so beautiful/ My experience at Athena’s was exactly what I need to feel confident and like “A BRIDE” I highly recommend them. Ask for Gina!!

Kristy

no high pressure sales tactics, a great selection, and reasonable pricing

I went to just about every boutique within a 50 mile radius and Athenas was by far the most helpful & enjoyable to go to. Gina was a lifesaver, and knew exactly what would look good on me. She was so nice and used all of her experience to help me find a dress that was perfect for me. There was no high pressure sales tactics, a great selection, and reasonable pricing. I would definitely recommend asking for Gina when making an appointment =)

Lauren

Athena’s was a pleasure to work with.

Great customer service. My dress came in 2 months earlier than expected. I loved my dress!!! Athena’s was a pleasure to work with.

Jacqueline

The selection of dressed was also very affordable.

Donna was my consultant and she was amazing! By the end of my appointment I really felt like she was an old family friend. She let me try on anything that caught my eye and really helped me figure out what I liked and didn’t like. She was also very honest with me. I never once felt pressured to buy something. The selection of dressed was also very affordable. This was the only place I shopped at and I am so glad I did! It was a wonderful experience.

Kel

I can’t believe it, but I found my dress!

I had a great experience at Athena’s! I can’t believe it, but I found my dress! I even cried! Donna was a lot of fun to try dresses on with and she was so helpful! I didn’t want to go over $1,000 and we were able to find my dream dress for $450! I couldn’t be happier and would highly recommend all new brides to be spend some time with Donna. She really does listen to what you want and will do her best to make sure you get it!

Savana

I had the best wedding dress search experience at Athenas!

I had the best wedding dress search experience at Athenas! They made me feel comfortable and Donna caught onto my taste and what I was looking for right away! It was such a great experience and they helped me find my dream dress!

Aryanna

would order my wedding dress from then again in a heartbeat!

I went back to Athena’s three times because I just could not decide what I wanted. I worked with Donna and she was amazing the whole time!! She listened to me every step of the way and did not try to force me into any gown or a decision! I had the best experience and would order my wedding dress from then again in a heartbeat!

Aryanna

doesn’t push the sale!

Donna is amazing. She makes you feel sooo comfortable and doesn’t push the sale!

Layne

Donna was amazing!!

Donna was amazing!! I am an out of state bride and she made everything perfect!

Shayna

impressed by Athena’s.

Donna was so helpful in helping me find my wedding dress! It was the second time trying on dresses and she helped me find the one! I told her what my budget was and she was very respectful about not pushing me to try things on over budget. She went above and beyond to find me all the dresses in the boutique that was the style I was looking for. Donna was very good at knowing and expressing when a dress looked good on me or if we had already tried on a better option. I really appreciate how honest she was with me. Overall great experience, even the people I brought with me were impressed by Athena’s. Don’t hesitate to check this place out!

Jen

She found exactly what I wanted.

Donna was helpful and kind. She made sure I tried on all the dresses I wanted and didn’t let any other customers have them until I was through! She found exactly what I wanted.
Thanks Donna!!!

Brittany

simply amazing!

My consultant was Donna and she was simply amazing!

Jessica

encouraged me to try outside the box and I found the MOST stunning Morilee gown.

Donna was wonderful! She encouraged me to try outside the box and I found the MOST stunning Morilee gown. She made me feel super comfortable and kept me on track with what I wanted and she kept my entourage in check.

Sarah

found the most perfect dress I wouldnt change a single thing about it

I was pretty nervous since this was my first dress shop I had been to. But Donna made me feel very comfortable she really listened to what I was looking for I went through a good amount of dresses and she was very patient she saw what I didnt like and what things I loved and she found the most perfect dress I wouldnt change a single thing about it. She explained when to measure and order so things will come on time. Couldny be happier with my decision to go here.

Morgan

Love the dress and cannot wait to say my “I do’s” 🙂

Donna was an amazing consultant and found me My dream dress! She listened to what I was looking for and got dresses for me that were absolutely perfect and a much better value for the money than other boutiques! She was also able to help go through all the details with my mom on FaceTime which was so special to me . Love the dress and cannot wait to say my “I do’s” 🙂 thank you Donna @ Athena’s !

Steph

Donna was fantastic!!

Donna was fantastic!! She listened to exactly what I wanted in a dress and did a wonderful job at helping me find exactly what I wanted. It was fun to work with her. Thank you

Aly

I was shocked that I was able to find a dress at the first store that I went

I absolutely loved working with Donna. She was very patient with me and let me try on every dress that I wanted to. She is a pro at reading body language and immediately knew what dresses I liked and didn’t like, sometimes before I even knew myself. I was shocked that I was able to find a dress at the first store that I went to, but I definitely couldn’t have done it without her help!

Julie

I went it to make an appointment and left with a dress.

I went it to make an appointment and left with a dress. I was well received, somebody was paying attention to my needs at all times. They have dresses for all sizes, styles and budgets.
Donna is the person who helped me, she was very nice and honest. She kept my budget in mind at all times while matching me up with the perfect dress. She would ask me to try a dress and then hear out my concerns and likes so the next option was always better than the last. I went in with little time before the wedding so I was concerned that I wouldn’t have enough time to order the dress but she was able to find a gorgeous dress that I could buy right on the spot.

Jeannette

Donna was incredible!

Donna was incredible! She listened to what I said and delivered with a home run dress.

Audrey

I simply cannot say how impressed I am with the service provided by this shop

I could not be happier with Athena’s! Just three weeks before my daughter’s wedding, we were at another shop for her second gown fitting and discovered that the gown was just not right. It had been ordered several months ago, and in the interim my daughter lost over 25 pounds. Between the weight loss, an issue with the dress itself, and almost $700 in alterations, the dress was not at all like the one she had originally tried on and envisioned wearing on her wedding day. Not knowing if more alterations would solve the issue, and with the other shop being less than helpful about the situation, we decided the best option was to find a new gown. This was obviously going to be a challenge on such short notice.

Athena’s could not have been more helpful and accommodating! We arrived without an appointment and explained the situation to Donna, one of the sale people at the shop. She immediately pulled five gowns off their rack that could have worked and was more than willing to sell samples. We had very limited time but within an hour we had a new dress. Because the dress didn’t have as much detail on the train as we wanted, Athena’s was able to customize it to her liking by using the lace appliques that were on the bolero-type jacket that came with the dress (but she wouldn’t have worn anyway).

Donna was great to work with and offered honest opinions on each dress and really gave my daughter her undivided attention in the process. All along, Donna assured us that that they could make this work in time and was genuinely happy to do so. I simply cannot say how impressed I am with the service provided by this shop and how helpful they were in making this all happen under these circumstances!

Kelsey

Donna was excellent in assisting me find my dream dress!

Donna was excellent in assisting me find my dream dress! She listened to my likes and dislikes of dress styles at the beginning of the appointment and she nailed it on the THIRD dress I tried on. The entire staff was very complimentary of me throughout my visit and truly made me feel beautiful and confident in my dress choice. Stunning dress selections and very kind staff!

Laney

made me feel like a million bucks!

Donna was wonderful and made me feel like a million bucks!!! She was very warm and found me the perfect dress!!!

Jennifer

Athenas made wedding dress shopping a great experience.

Athenas made wedding dress shopping a great experience. From the moment my group and I stepped in the door Donna was ready to help. She was very accommodating to my mother who has trouble walking and did everything she could to make her comfortable. As far as picking out dresses for me she listened to me about styles I liked and also gave her input on what would look best on my body type. I love the dress I purchased and if I had to do it all over again I would definitely come back.

Caitlin

Donna was awesome!

Donna was awesome!!! Very accommodating

Natasha

My experience far exceeded my expectations.

My experience far exceeded my expectations. The boutique had a variety of wedding dress styles and had a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Donna my dress coordinator was a sweet heart and helped me in and out of a dozen dresses before I chose “the one”…which (by the way) she said I’d like the best first but I didn’t listen. Follow your heart but Donna has your back!

Sarah

I was extremely comfortable and had a wonderful experience.

My bridal consultant Donna was the best! She was insightful, fun and listened to all my dress specifications. I was extremely comfortable and had a wonderful experience.

Sarah

Great environment.

Great environment. Donna was very helpful! She made me feel very comfortable and had me try different types of dresses since I wasn’t sure what I wanted. She was very respectful and always there if I needed something,

Great experience!

Gresjana

I’d definitely go back!

Donna was very nice and easy to work with. She was open to what I wanted in a dress and was honest in a good way! I’d definitely go back!

find exactly what looked good for my body!

Donna was such a huge help in finding my dress! She was honest and help me find exactly what looked good for my body! Loved working with her!

Eric

4 bridal shops and 30+ I was tired and a bit discouraged. I went to one bridal shop after work one day, solo, and found the first dress I actually loved.

I spent the entire weekend searching for a dress (with friends and family) and after 4 bridal shops and 30+ I was tired and a bit discouraged. I went to one bridal shop after work one day, solo, and found the first dress I actually loved. Although it was super short on me and in the wrong color, I still loved it so much that I called the next day to make an appointment to come back in with a couple friends before purchasing. The lady at this particular shop (NOT Athena’s) was anything but pleasant and wouldn’t listen to my needs so I decided to look up on the designer’s website in search for other shops with that exact dress. That is how I found out about Athena’s!

I immediately called Athena’s and was told they had the dress I was looking for – and in the color I wanted. I explained my situation to Gina – I just wanted to come in with a few friends to try on just that dress. I told her that the earliest we could be there would be 5:30PM that same day. She advised me that they close at 6:00PM but would be more than happy to accommodate.

As soon as we got there, we were happily greeted. Donna pulled the dress and helped me get it on. She was very helpful and friendly. After about 5 minutes in the dress taking pictures and trying on veils I knew this was the dress I had to have – so I placed the order!

I am so fortunate that the other place (again, NOT Athena’s) was rude and rubbed me the wrong way because I don’t think I could of had a better experience any where else. Gina and Donna were beyond fabulous! I am so happy that they were accommodating and took the time to make my experience easy and wonderful. I am looking forward to going back in search of bridesmaids dresses.

Breana

I would definitely recommend Athena’s to any bride!

The experience I had at Athena’s Bridal Boutique was phenomenal! I had somewhat of an idea of what I liked when I made my appointment, but Donna really helped me figure out what I liked and didn’t like. She went above and beyond! Since we had the store to ourselves (because hurricane Irma was on the way that upcoming weekend), Donna suggested I try on any and every dress that caught my eye. Needless to say, I found the perfect dress for my wedding day.
I would definitely recommend Athena’s to any bride!

Alison

overly stressful situation seem like a walk on the park.

Donna was great to work with! After finding out that Alfred angelo, the place I originally ordered my dress from, had closed, Donna suggested we come in that day to look for a replacement. After showing her the picture of the dress I purchased, she was able to find an incredibly similar dress in one of the style books and helped me try on dresses of the same designer to make sure I liked certain aspects of the dress I wanted to order. Although they did not have the exact dress to try on in store, Donna made sure I was comfortable ordering from the catalog and called the manufacturer to make sure the dress could get here in time. She made what seemed like it should be an overly stressful situation seem like a walk on the park.

Kayla

Thank you for everything!

Athena’s is a beautiful shop and had the exact dress I wanted. It was perfect! It was the first one I tried on, but I was still there for about an hour and a half working with Donna. She was wonderful going through all of the details with me and showing me different options for the dress and bridesmaid gowns. Thank you for everything!

Amy

Thank you Donna and Athena’s for helping me find my perfect dress!

Donna was amazing! I spoke with her on the phone prior to my appointment and she made me feel so comfortable and that she was just as excited to work with me as I was with her. Then during the appointment she really took her time, listened to everything I thought I wanted and pulled amazing dresses. After trying on the first dress, which I chose, we moved on to the next, which Donna chose, and we both IMMEDIATELY knew that was the one. I continued trying on dresses, narrowed it down to 4 and after trying them all on again, the second dress I tried on was for sure the dress for me. Donna was amazing about explaining the colors and how alterations would work, and I felt like she was just as excited as I was.

Thank you Donna and Athena’s for helping me find my perfect dress!

Sheena

I found just the right one.

My mother got her wedding dress here and I previously got a prom dress. I knew I wanted to get my own wedding dress here as well. The quaint store makes it ideal to get 1 on 1 attention. They were very accommodating to my future mother in law who was in crutches at the time. Donna was very professional and knowledgeable. No pressure was put on me to have to purchase a dress. But of course I found just the right one.

Julia

She picked out so many incredible dresses and I found my dream dress!

Donna was amazing! I was frustrated with wedding dress shopping after my first two dress shopping attempts, but Donna made the experience amazing! From the second I walked in, she was bubbly, encouraging and really listened to what I was looking for. She picked out so many incredible dresses and I found my dream dress! The prices are incredible, the staff is awesome and I would definitely recommend!

Jenna

easy it was to make an appointment here.

I loved how easy it was to make an appointment here. The shop was quiet and they let you look around at your leisure. Donna was awesome as well!

Jessica

I came to Athena’s on a Sunday as a walk in

I came to Athena’s on a Sunday as a walk in and found my dress with the help of Donna. We were the only customers at the time and I felt very comfortable trying on dresses and talking about what I wanted. In the end I found my dress after having been to 3 other bridal stores.

Candace

kind, patient, and gave honest feedback.

Donna was absolutely amazing! She had the type of personality that you felt like you’d known her much longer! She was kind, patient, and gave honest feedback. She was so pleasant to partner with!

Amanda

I would definitely recommend going here!

Athena’s Bridal was AMAZING! I thought I wanted one dress, but I ended up getting another dress that my consultant, Donna, picked out for me. I received top-qaulity service while I was here, I couldn’t be more thankful. I would definitely recommend going here! Thank you Donna and Gina for all your help 🙂

Great selection for a more modest budget.

Had a great day here! Donna was amazing. She was very friendly and welcoming to myself and bridal party. Great selection for a more modest budget. Can’t wait to wear my dress on my special day!

aw my style and understood what I was searching for.

Went in to get my wedding dress. Donna easily saw my style and understood what I was searching for. She listened but was still creative and brought me dresses to try on that I hadn’t thought of, and, in the end I purchased one of her great finds!

Gali

surpassed my expectations for sure!

Athena’d bridal had the best selection of dresses. I had a really hard time picking one, only because there was so many I loved! Donna was awesome and made me feel really comfortable throughout the whole process. The dress I ended up getting was one that she found and surpassed my expectations for sure! I definitely couldn’t have done it without her and I’m so pumped for the big day! My sister and mom plan on going back for their dresses!

Molly

find a dress exactly as I described.

Donna was a sweetheart and helped me find a dress exactly as I described. If I ever need another wedding dress (hopefully not) I would go back to her!

The styles were all current and the prices were great.

I had such a great experience at Athena’s Bridal, and I said ‘yes to the dress’! This was my 3rd stop in a two day period, but the service was amazing from Donna, Not only was the service amazing, but the selection was the best I had seen anywhere. The styles were all current and the prices were great. Thank you to Athena’s Bridal for helping me to find my dress.

Kristin

It’s the experience I always imagined having 🙂

These ladies went above and beyond for me while I was trying to find my perfect dress. I’m so awful at making decisions, but as soon as I slipped my dress on I knew it was the one for me! I felt so comfortable and so at home while I was trying on dresses. It’s the experience I always imagined having 🙂 Donna helped my find my perfect wedding dress and Brigitte altered my dress and made it fit perfectly! Couldn’t have done it without them!

Kasey

She has to best intentions for future brides.

Donna was a delight to work with! She made dress shopping fun and exciting. She wasn’t pushy at all and she will give you her honest opinion. She has to best intentions for future brides. Very funny too! I definitely recommend

Donna made my visit such a great experience.

Donna made my visit such a great experience. I had apprehensions about shopping for a dress but she made me feel so comfortable and she was so helpful. She listened to what I wanted and was so patient when I Face Timed with my daughter in another state. Donna was so kind and she was so knowledgeable and helpful!

Tammy

I found my dream-come-true wedding dress at Athena’s

I was extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism and attention I was shown during my visit to Athena’s. My bridal consultant, Donna was such a pleasure to work with. She was very warm and kind, making sure to include my mom and sister in the experience as well. I found my dream-come-true wedding dress at Athena’s and for an affordable price. It was the first and only boutique I needed to visit! I would highly recommend any bride make her appointment here!

Johanna

delivered beyond my expectations!

Donna was an awesome help from the time I spoke with her for the first time over the phone till the moment I found my perfect dress! I told her what I like and she delivered beyond my expectations! She is a joy to work with and I highly recommend her! This was my first store and I put a deposit on my dress same day!! Amazing! I couldn’t be happier! Thank you Donna!!

Linda

I absolutely love my dress, Donna, and Athena’s Bridal Boutique!

I had the most wonderful experience wedding gown shopping at Athena’s Bridal Boutique! The atmosphere is so calm and private. Donna helped me during the entire process, and she was absolutely AMAZING! She made me feel so comfortable and had a great process for helping me select the perfect dress since everything I tried on was absolutely beautiful. Donna was friendly, fun, genuine, and patient. I felt like I was trying on gowns with my fabulous aunt Donna instead of with someone I had just met. Everything about my day at Athena’s was perfect and stress free. I absolutely love my dress, Donna, and Athena’s Bridal Boutique!

Melissa

my perfect wedding dress

Donna was amazing and her expertise and ideas helped me find my perfect wedding dress

Krystyana

my mother bought her wedding dress from here 29 years ago

Donna was so kind and helpful! She was honest on what styles looked not so great and great on me and to top it off she was never pushy or after the sale she made me feel like my needs and wants were the priority! Also my mother bought her wedding dress from here 29 years ago! such a great place would recommend to anyone!

Nicole

incredible one-on-one attention

Found the dress of my dreams, got incredible one-on-one attention and I can’t wait to go back for my fittings and visit with the ladies!! Ask for Donna, she’s the best!!

Veronica

Beautiful dresses and great prices!

Donna was very helpful and the store is very nice. Large mirrors to see every angle. Beautiful dresses and great prices!

never thought I would be able to find such a gorgeous gown in that price range !

Donna at Athena’s took amazing care of us when we stepped into the salon ! I brought my fiancé and youngest son with me and she was so sweet to all of us upon arrival . She carefully went through all the gowns and picked a beautiful selection that fit the description of what I was looking for . She carefully listened to what I was looking for and was not pushy in any way . She took her time with me and didn’t rush me either . I ended up falling completely in LOOOOVE with the last dresss I tried on . My son and fiance were so excited, they loved the dress too! My son kept say , “Its perfect, it’s perfect!!” I am really looking forward to wearing my Morie Lee gown! I could not believe the price of the gown was so shockingly affordable , I really never thought I would be able to find such a gorgeous gown in that price range ! Make sure you make a trip to Athena’s when you are shopping for your wedding gown . You will not be disappointed!

Emily

She is definitely the very best and I would highly recommend.

Donna was absolutely amazing! I first visited the store in March, and it was my very first time trying on bridal gowns. Donna was so helpful and explained everything I needed to know about dresses and answered every little crazy question I had. I told her what I wanted and she picked out the dress of my dreams, actually 2 of them! I left that day loving 2 dresses. I came back in May and tried on those 2 dresses and just knew the one was the dress! Donna was so helpful from beginning to end! I am so thankful for the experience that I had. She is definitely the very best and I would highly recommend. And to add, I drove 2.5 hours one way just because she’s that awesome! 🙂

Kelsi

Donna was absolutely wonderful! She listened to what I wanted and helped me find THE DRESS!

Donna was absolutely wonderful! She listened to what I wanted and helped me find THE DRESS!

Erin

I am so happy that I said yes to the dress at Athena’s Bridal!

From the moment that I walked into the door, Donna made me feel so comfortable! I went to Athena’s Bridal for the Casablanca Bridal Trunk show, and left with an Allure Romance dress. Although it was a truck show, Donna treated it like a normal appointment, and I was able to try on a variety of dresses. The appointment overall was a low pressure one, where I felt great with every decision and feeling I was having. I am so happy that I said yes to the dress at Athena’s Bridal!

Natalie

I found the dress that looked perfect on me.

Donna was fantastic! I went in there thinking I knew what I wanted, once I tried on the style of dress, I was dissapointed in the way it looked on my body. I started getting overwhelmed because I didn’t really have a plan B on what I wanted. Donna took care of everything and made sure that I found the dress that looked perfect on me.

Audrey

would recommend it to any bride hoping for a personal, magical shopping experience.

I found my dream dress here thanks to Athena’s comfortable atmosphere, beautiful selection, and the patience and expertise of my consultant, Donna! She encouraged me to try on a gown I never would have picked for myself and the result was amazing – it was perfect! I’m so glad I found Athena’s, and would recommend it to any bride hoping for a personal, magical shopping experience.

Summer

I’m extremely happy with my experience and would do it all over again there.

Athena’s was the very first place I went to. I had a great experience but thought that it was just how it was going to go everywhere I went. Turns out, that’s way wrong. I went out 4 different times and each time going to 2-3 places. Athena’s had the best customer service out of all of them. I went back to Athena’s for a 2nd time to try on this dress I had in my mind as no other dress could compete. Donna ended up showing me another dress on sale from a trunk show which made my decision a little harder (in a good way). She didn’t pressure me whatsoever even though it was busy and there was a lot going on. She made sure that I was comfortable the whole time and handled others who came with me and their opinions very well. She offered for me to come in a 3rd time when it wasn’t so busy so I didn’t have to feel rushed making the decision. I couldn’t say enough nice things about Donna and Athena’s. I’m extremely happy with my experience and would do it all over again there.

Megan

I couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. Thanks Donna!

Donna was amazing! She was so patient and helpful. She made the experience so pleasant and showed me so many gowns which was extremely helpful since I was so indecisive! She literally worked with me one on one for several hours and two different visits until I found the perfect dress! She was courteous and stayed within my parents budget. I couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. Thanks Donna!

Blair

I’m beyond excited to wear it! It is GORGEOUS.

I adore Athena’s Bridal and the excellent service I received from Gina and Donna. I went dress shopping by myself the first time for various family health reasons, so I was nervous and apprehensive to try on anything. As soon as I met with Gina she went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. She’s so wonderful! I went to a few other “fancy” salons in Tampa just to compare and be sure I found the right one. And I received lots of attention, but none of the warmth and caring I found with Athena’s. Not only did I love the dress the most, it was my favorite bridal salon I visited.

I would recommend Athena’s to any potential bride or for a special event. I found the most gorgeous Mori Lee dress for a reasonable price and I’m beyond excited to wear it! It is GORGEOUS. Though I’ve yet to receive the dress (the time frame is normal) I’m sure they will continue to deliver a quality experience, I’ll write an update when all is completed. Thank you Athena’s for making this process so wonderful!

Lindsay

I’m looking forward to all my future dealings with her and Athena’s!

I was referred to Athena’s by a friend and she definitely steered me in the right direction. I got an appt the same day and to my surprise found my dress at the first visit. It was actually the first store I went to. Donna was great! She listened to my thoughts about what I liked but I was willing to go outside the box. With her help I found the most amazing dress and could not thank her more. I’m looking forward to all my future dealings with her and Athena’s!

Kimberly

high quality of service lead me to choose my PERFECT DRESS!

Great place! Donna quickly identified my style and pulled dresses that matched my style with ease! She was really knowledgable and could explain the various aspects of each dress I tried on. The wide selection of dresses and high quality of service lead me to choose my PERFECT DRESS! Thank you Athena’s Bridal!!!

Chelsea

I thought I couldn’t never pull off a mermaid dress! But I did!

Oh Dona… She is an amazing person. I went to tryout wedding dresses. And I was feeling so sad because I was by myself. My mom lives in a different state. Not only that I felt very insecure with my body because I had lost so much weight and I wasn’t sure what to pick as of choice of style of dress that would suit me. Dona just made me feel so secure. And very welcomed. Like family. And found the perfect dress for me. Needless to say I thought I couldn’t never pull off a mermaid dress! But I did! Lol! Dona understood my needs. And exactly what I was looking for. I am forever grateful to her. Thank you so much!

Kasandra

I felt very comfortable to work with her and the prices are great!

Donna quickly learned my style and knew what I would like and wouldn’t like! I felt very comfortable to work with her and the prices are great!

Jaclyn

I had a wonderful experience at Athena’s.

I had a wonderful experience at Athena’s. I picked my wedding dress with the help of Donna. She is very helpful.

Yuting

I Wouldn’t trade the experience at all.

Athena’s Bridal Boutique is awesome! Donna was extremely helpful, attentive, and honest. I’m so glad my wedding planner found this boutique and that my wedding dress was there! I Wouldn’t trade the experience at all.

Michelle

The pricing is awesome and I cannot wait to see it fitted!

Donna and the staff at Athena’s Bridal went above and beyond to help me find the perfect wedding dress. She was attentive and knowledgeable. Donna took my opinion and what I was looking for into account when selecting gowns for me to try on. She offered options for alterations to make it my dream dress! The pricing is awesome and I cannot wait to see it fitted!

Sarah

She was also very reassuring and tuned into what I was after very quickly.

This is based on my first visit to Athena’s. I found my dress! I will post again once my dress arrives and my alterations happen. I will say I was concerned about finding a dress on a very tight budget. Donna was completely confident that we would…she was right! She was also very reassuring and tuned into what I was after very quickly.

Donna was awesome showing me dresses and really made it fun for me.

Donna was awesome showing me dresses and really made it fun for me.

Alexandra

recommend the store for its wide selection and reasonable prices.

Donna at Athena’s Bridal helped me to find my dress this past Sunday during a trunk show and was wonderful to work with. I made an appointment earlier in the week and Donna was able to accommodate me within a few days of my call.

During the appointment, Donna took some info regarding the type of dresses I wanted to try on and my budget. Donna was very understanding about my budget and never pressured me to try on dresses that were too expensive, even when a few caught my eye. While I tried on dresses, Donna helped me to figure out which style and fabric I ultimately preferred and never rushed me. She gave enough feedback to be helpful, but never pushy. One of the last dresses I tried on was a beautiful mermaid gown which was at the top of my price range and I was almost ready to purchase it, but Donna looked through the store one last time to find a dress meeting my preferences. She ultimately found a similar dress way under my budget that was more beautiful and flattering than the dress I originally loved. This showed that Donna was not focused on selling the most expensive dress, but on helping me find the best dress for my needs. I also received $100 off the price because it was during a trunk show (even though my dress was not that designer’s), which was even better. As for Athena’s Bridal in general, I would recommend the store for its wide selection and reasonable prices. While other stores may lure you in with champagne, a fancy location and pinterest chalk boards, Athena’s excels where it truly matters, in selection, price and most of all, customer service.

Ailen

worked with my budget and was extremely helpful. 5 stars!

Donna was so amazing. I had just went to David’s bridal (horrible experience) then stopped in at Athena’s! So glad I did, I tried on 3 dresses loved them all picked the 3rd. She worked with my budget and was extremely helpful. 5 stars!

Regina

The prices were also very excellent as well and for top quality gowns!

I had the BEST time Athena’s. I spent hours and hours researching reviews and where to go to look for my wedding dress. I had 4 appointments scheduled and never went anywhere past Athena’s. Donna was my consultant and she was AMAZING. She knew exactly what would look good on me and knew just what dresses to pull. I was worried I wouldn’t find anything I liked and ended up liking 8 or 9 dresses. I finally had it narrowed down to 2 that I loved and Donna was so patient and gave her honest professional opinion as I tried them both on 3 more times each lol. Finally, I knew which was “the one” and bought it! I highly, highly recommend Donna and Athena’s Bridal Boutique! The prices were also very excellent as well and for top quality gowns!

Rachel

Athenas was by far my best experience!

I visited a few other bridal boutiques before Athenas. Athenas was by far my best experience! Donna was amazing and so helpful! She was so patient and made me feel at ease in finding my dress.

We used Athena’s for our bridesmaids’ dresses.

Donna was such a delight to work with the entire time. We used Athena’s for our bridesmaids’ dresses. Some bridesmaids were from far away and they worked great with them to get their measurements and payments.

Mimma

purchase and I couldn’t be happier.

When searching for a Mother of the Bride dress, I emailed different bridal shops to find a specific dress that I was interested in. I received a response from Athenas Bridal Boutique that they had the dress for me to try on. Upon arriving, I was greeted by Donna. I have never encountered such an excellent salesperson. She immediately showed me the dress I came for and I didn’t like it. She then was able to make suggestions which were tailored to someone of my shape and size. I purchased a dress completely different than what I set out to purchase and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to Donna I found the perfect dress. I would highly recommend going to Athena’s Bridal Boutique and asking for Donna. Kim Marone

Kimberly

The pricing is great and right in line with other places I have checked out.

Donna was a dream! This place has all of the current dresses and the service is truly the best. The quality of the dresses here blows David’s Bridal out of the water! The pricing is great and right in line with other places I have checked out. If you are within 50 miles of Clearwater check it out!

Brooke

worked really well with my prices

Love Donna! She was so amazing in her choices and worked really well with my prices, thank you Donna

Evelyn

like it was my own mother helping me into dresses.

Donna was absolutely amazing. From The time I walked in to the time I walked out I felt completely at home like it was my own mother helping me into dresses. She gives you her honest opinion and knows exactly what you as the bride is looking for.

Alexys

greatvariety and great customer service this place in a gem in Clearwater.

I first went to Athenas Bridal when I got married in 2015.. since the beginning Donna was amazing! She made sure you felt comfortable, listen to what you wanted and gave you some advice, she was truly amazing. when My bf got married 2016 I knew we had to go to Athenas with Donna again, and now 2017 my dear sister gets married this Saturday and you guessed it..!
Athenas was the place to go. with such greatvariety and great customer service this place in a gem in Clearwater. Ms.Donna and the other girls are fantastic at what they do.

Marisa

fantastic!

Donna was fantastic! She was very considerate of my budget and found me the perfect Maggie Sotterro gown.

made me feel comfortable

Donna is very pleasant. She made me feel comfortable and she was genuine.

Renee

attentive and made me feel very comfortable 🙂

Donna was very nice, listened, was attentive and made me feel very comfortable 🙂 Very happy to have found my dress at Athena’s.

Devine

Athenas bridal works with tons of designer.

Donna was so personable and helpful. Athenas bridal works with tons of designer. My gown is made by Sophia Tolli and has yet to come in but im sure its going to be beautiful.

Lisa

very quick with deliver and alterations-

The staff was great!!! Athena’s was the first shop I tried on gowns, I went in on a Thursday evening and Donna was my lady! She was so helpful, she practically let me try on every gown in the shop! When I thought I found the one,there was ZERO pressure to buy!!

I checked out a few more shops and let me tell you, my experience with others weren’t as great with Donna!
I went back to Athena’s to purchase the ONE and they were very quick with deliver and alterations- the whole staff was friendly and professional!

When I called to ask questions, they even knew my last name … I also purchased brides maid dresses with them. I definitely have recommended Athena’s bridal to my friends!
I was very skeptical because some of the ratings I had read, but they do a FINE job there !

great experience at Athena’s Bridal.

I had a great experience at Athena’s Bridal. Donna was very helpful.

Christina

pick out an amazing dress.

Donna was amazing. She really helped me pick out an amazing dress. They have a wide variety of dresses and she tried them all on me. I felt like I could try on every dress in the store and Donna would have been fine with that!! It was like I was shopping with a friend or something!!

Tracy

I WRONG. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Donna was EXCELLENT!!!!!! I didn’t really have a great idea of what type of dress I was looking for. Donna pulled out several dressed that she felt would look great on me. the first dress she pulled out of the bag was a style I had never tried before and I certainly didn’t think it would work for me. BOY WAS I WRONG. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. The best part was that it was several hundred dollars cheaper than what I expected it to be. Donna went the extra mile an took pictures of me in the dress so that I could share with my bridesmaids and mother. Donna gave me her complete attention and time. She didn’t rush me or try to persuade me into making a decision. I am grateful that I made the choice to visit this store and even more grateful to have Donna assist me.

Tiffany

Would recommend this vendor to everyone!

Very helpful! I worked with Donna and she went above and beyond for me to get my dream dress. Would recommend this vendor to everyone!

Leanne

third stop in the hunt for a bridal gown and I wish it would have been the first!

This was our third stop in the hunt for a bridal gown and I wish it would have been the first! They had many gown options and more than just the sample size, which was very nice! Donna was very patient and helpful the day I found my dress. The alterations department was also great! I picked the heaviest and most difficult dress to bustle and yet they were so patient and meticulous in making the dress perfect for me. I can’t thank the team enough! I even went back to be measured for a bridesmaid dress that was being ordered out of state and they said no problem. Very helpful! Great group of ladies!

Liz

picked the perfect dress

Donna was so helpful with the entire process. She worked with the buget I told her and picked the perfect dress for me. She made everything so easy and I’m glad I went to Athena’s.

5 different bridal boutique before going to Athena’s.

I went to 5 different bridal boutique before going to Athena’s. I tried on about 6 dresses and fell in love with one. Donna was amazing. She helped me pick out my perfect dress. Athena’s has a wide variety of dresses to choose from. I am very happy with my choice and happy I was able to stay under my budget. Thank you Donna!!

Katie

finding my wedding dress stres free and fun!

Donna is amazing! She made finding my wedding dress stres free and fun!

high quality fabrics.

I selected my dress in January of this year and have been dreaming about it ever since! Picking the dress was an excellent experience because of the wonderful ladies who work there – especially Donna. She was so encouraging, supportive, and knew exactly what would flatter my figure and also suit my personality. I just had my first fitting this week, and I can’t wait to wear my dress in two months! The prices are also excellent, and they carry unique dresses and styles with high quality fabrics.

Casey

my gown was absolutely gorgeous!

I had a great experience at Athena’s Bridal and my gown was absolutely gorgeous!

Working with Donna was a pleasure! She was super helpful and gave me honest feedback on each dress I tried. She found me the perfect dress and I couldn’t have been happier!

Lisa

Athenas is professional, caring and a joy to shop

Athenas is professional, caring and a joy to shop for your wedding. The staff is friendly and especially Donna is recommended. She is genuine and truly passionate about helping you find the perfect dress and accessories.

Debra

Athena’s is amazing!

Donna at Athena’s is amazing! I was having a rough time finding the right dress but she was always there to suggest alternatives. Donna was a joy to work with and was very accommodating. The seamstresses were also very knowledgable and were very helpful especially since I was by myself for every dress fitting. I highly recommend making an appointment with Donna at Athena’s Bridal Boutique!

Julianne

my perfect dress for the perfect price

I can not thank Donna enough! Athena’s was amazing! I tried to go to David’s bridal after leaving Athena’s and I was so disappointed at David’s bridal. I love love love Athena’s, found my perfect dress for the perfect price

Chelsie

Being Greek myself, I love that I found my dress at Athena’s

I said yes to the dress! I worked with Donna on Saturday when I visited Athena’s with my godmother, cousins and maid of honor. We were the last appointment of the day, so we had her undivided attention.

Even though I walked in with a very specific dress in mind (I knew the store didn’t carry it), Donna took a look at it and immediately started pulling dress she thought may be comparable. She was methodical, going around the room pulling specific gowns. At one point, my cousin and I exchanged glances because it was clear Donna was a woman on a mission!

My group had a great time, Donna conversed easily with all of them as she ushered me in and out in the different gowns. The first 2 were beautiful and after I tried on a handful, we went back into the second dress. I was concerned because it was similar to the dress I’d already had in my head so we brought the pictures back out and compared side by side. I couldn’t stop staring at the beadwork in the mirror, and imagining how bright and shiny the dress will be for my spring beach-side wedding. That was it! She had me at “strapless modified sweetheart!”

It was a very sweet and special moment, and all the ladies in the store were very outgoing and friendly with my group. Being Greek myself, I love that I found my dress at Athena’s, and I can’t wait for my big, fat, Greek wedding!

Nicole

nded up picking the first dress

I worked with Donna, She was wonderful. I was able to try on all the dresses that I wanted to and I ended up picking the first dress that I tried on which she happened to pick out for me. Everyone was pleasant and I never felt rushed.

Alexis

After visiting CC’s, Jon’s, and 5 other places, Athena’s delivered in every aspect.

I would recommend Athena’s Bridal to any and every bride. From the moment I walked in and meeting Donna, to the seamstress I have been completely satisfied. I made an order and changed my mind that night. Donna was able to happily catch and update the order. Donna was up front and honest about fees and their prices beat other local boutiques. I’m one of those who will shop around for best customer service and price. After visiting CC’s, Jon’s, and 5 other places, Athena’s delivered in every aspect. I will continue to spread the word for best customer service in the Tampa Bay area!!!

Michelle

Athens Bridal is great.

Donna eith Athens Bridal is great. She helped me pick out my dream dress and was there from the beginning until the week before my wedding when I picked up my dress. I even loved the nice thank you she mailed to me after I purchased the dress

Sharneka

personalized attention/ intimate dress experience

I got my wedding dress from Athena’s. They were really easy to work with. Donna really gave my mom and myself a nice trying on experience. They had a nice selection and really reasonable prices. I only had my first alteration done there and they did it rush and did a great job. It was definitely the place to go if you want personalized attention/ intimate dress experience.

Amy

seamstress is AMAZING!

My gown was absolutely gorgeous and the ladies at Athena’s are so helpful and sweet. I worked with Donna to get the dress – she was a doll! And their seamstress is AMAZING!

Bee

my experience at your boutique so memorable.

Thank you so much for making my experience at your boutique so memorable. Donna was so helpful and really made me feel like such a special bride. My dress was absolutely stunning and exactly what I wanted. The alterations turned out amazing and I couldn’t have felt more beautiful then I did on my wedding day! Thank you!

alterations were perfect

Athena’s Bridal is amazing! From Donna, the bridal consultant to the alterations, they made it so easy to get the dress I wanted! The service was fantastic every time I went in to see them, even when they were busy! My dress was a Maggie Sottero dress, that was fantastic! The alterations were perfect, and made the dress fit like it was designed for me.

Kerri

prices were reasonable

Athena’s was great. I worked with Donna, she was very attentive and followed my dress journey from purchase to wedding day. I thought the prices were reasonable and alterations were affordable too. I found my perfect dress and it was within my price range including alterations. I also liked that I didn’t have to pay for the entire dress right away, the cost was broken down from ordering to picking up.

Heather

great experience buying my dress at Athena’s Bridal.

Donna was great. She was very patient while I tried on at least every dress they had to offer. She wrote me the sweetest thank you card after our wedding. It was a great experience buying my dress at Athena’s Bridal.

Erica

dresses were done perfectly!

I worked with Donna at Athena’s Bridal to find my wedding dress. I felt like a princess each time I went to the shop for fittings. Donna helped me choose the perfect wedding dress, and I also ordered my bridesmaid dresses through Athen’as Bridal. All alterations on my dress and my bridesmaids’ dresses were done perfectly!

Sarah

BEST experience and absolutely recommend this beautiful shoppe!!

I previously went to every big name bridal shop in the Tampa Bay area and none compare to the honesty I received at Athena’s. Donna was right on point when she asked me what I was looking for and showed me dresses that completely fit my personality and the look I was going for. I seriously recommend this shop to any bride who has a little trouble deciding what looks good on her body type or for the “tom boy” who needs a little help getting the WOW factor right!!!! 🙂 I had the BEST experience and absolutely recommend this beautiful shoppe!! I don’t usually go out of my way to seek these types of review sites but I truly can’t say enough about Athena’s and want every bride to be out there to have the same enjoyable experience I had….because lets face it, that’s what it’s all about! Life’s short- enjoy it

Michelle

we did not plan on finding “THE DRESS”, we did.

My daughter and I visited without an appt to “casually” look at wedding dresses. My daughter is just starting to shop for one. Our guide was Iris and she was wonderful, down to earth and impressed us that she truly cared. She pulled dresses in addition to my daughter’s selections but was not pushy and very helpful. Although we did not plan on finding “THE DRESS”, we did. The dress is ordered.
Thank you Iris.

Debra

beyond helpful and I recommend everyone to go to find their dream wedding dress!

I walked in, and Iris was there waiting for me with a smile’ I gave her ideas of what I was looking for. She we beyond helpful and I recommend everyone to go to find their dream wedding dress! I know I did!!!! Thank you!!!!

Shannon

great selection of dresses that are affordable in price.

Just ordered my dress from here and had a great experience with Iris. She was patient and helpful. Also has a great selection of dresses that are affordable in price. I would definitely recommend.

Sarah

I LOVE IRIS!!

I LOVE IRIS!! She was so amazing and made my dress shopping process so much easier!!

Kenia

I highly recommend going to Athena’s

Iris literally made my experience everything I could have dreamed of & more! She was very patient and made me feel like family. She really takes the time to get to know you and pulls the perfect dress that I wouldn’t have found on my own.
Iris also helped my sister and 3 of my friends all find their bridal gowns as well.

I highly recommend going to Athena’s & booking an appointment with Iris

Rachel

I will certainly refer any friends to Iris when they are looking for a wedding dress.

Iris was a joy to work with. I could tell that she was experienced in bridal gowns and what would fit properly on me. She is honest and super kind with helping me make a decision on my dress. She did not make me feel like I needed to make a decision that day.

I will certainly refer any friends to Iris when they are looking for a wedding dress.

Ericka

recommend Athena’s to anyone look for a wedding dress or a dress for a special occasion.

I was so happy that I went to Athena’s. From the moment I walked in the door to the moment I checked out. I tried on over a dozen dresses and Iris my consultant was so amazing and helpful. She let me continue to try on dress even after I knew I found mine, to please the people that were with me. I would recommend Athena’s to anyone look for a wedding dress or a dress for a special occasion.

Heather

The prices were amazing and the shop had a great variety of dresses!

Iris was such a pleasure to work with, she had wonderful suggestions and was very honest but never pushy. The prices were amazing and the shop had a great variety of dresses! This was my first time trying on wedding dresses but I felt instantly comfortable there. I am so excited that I said yes to my dress there.

Jill

SAY YES TO THE DRESS!

Iris & Felicia we’re amazing! Felt welcomed right from the moment I stepped into the store… Felt like royalty and got lucky to find a trunk show! Thanks for being the place for me to, “SAY YES TO THE DRESS!”

Courtney

feel like a princess for your big day!

I will recommend to them to go ahead and purchase the bride wedding dress here, they are kind pricy but, the dresses are gorgeous especially if you are looking for a dress with lots of sparkle and lace, Ms. Iris is excellent in customer care needs, she make sure your happy with your choice of purchase and if you don’t know what kind dress you really are looking for, she will bring ideas and different choice of dresses and designs for you to try until you get that perfect dress; your completely happy, and feel like a princess for your big day!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruth

Helpful, fun and sensitive to my thoughts and opinions.

Iris was the best! Helpful, fun and sensitive to my thoughts and opinions. It was great to have her by my side during this important decision.

Anna

Iris made me feel like I had my best friend helping!

My experience with Iris was outstanding. She really went above and beyond. I am eloping and we decided not to tell anyone. I was unable to have anyone with me but, Iris made me feel like I had my best friend helping! She was so caring and really helped me choose the perfect gown! We also ordered the tux here. And had a wonderful amount of help. Thank you so much!

Elizabeth

I found a dress that was simple but elegant

Just got my wedding dress and the service was excellent! I scheduled for an appointment on a Saturday it was taken right in. My girl Iris was very understanding and knew my budget for my second wedding. I found a dress that was simple but elegant especially for going down the aisle the second time. I can’t wait for my wedding in January

Lana

I will be coming back to look for bridesmaids dresses here!

I went to one other bridal shop before stopping here. I felt very rushed and pushed into a dress at the other shop I went to. I made an appointment with Athena’s. When I arrived at the shop we had time to look around before the appointment started. Iris was my consultant and she was AMAZING! She made me feel comfortable and didn’t rush me. She picked out a dress that she thought that best suited what I was looking for. I was skeptical about the dress at first but once I put it on I completely fell in love with the dress. Iris did an amazing job at finding the dress that best suited my ideas! I definitely recommend this shop to anyone and I will be coming back to look for bridesmaids dresses here!

Cara

I’ve look around to a couple more places and this one was the best experience I’ve had by far.

Iris was the best customer service I’ve had since Dress shopping. She was not pushy and listened to my style. Every dress she pulled for me, I genually liked. I’ve look around to a couple more places and this one was the best experience I’ve had by far.

Jamilyn

Iris was so sweet and she helped me find the perfect wedding dress for my big, special day!

Iris was so sweet and she helped me find the perfect wedding dress for my big, special day!

Kasey

I worked with Iris and she was very helpful.

I worked with Iris and she was very helpful.

Kelly

I love the specialized boutique feel of this store.

I got my gown at Athena’s and was helped by Iris. She was so professional. She really listened to what I wanted and found my dream dress. I was very happy with alterations and Donna was always helpful and a pleasure. I love the specialized boutique feel of this store. I highly recommend.

Joanne

I can’t thank her enough

Jill did an amazing job job helping me find the perfect dress!! I can’t thank her enough

Samara

Jill and the rest of the ladies at Athena’s made this experience enjoyable and stress free.

I found my dress! Athena’s fit me in for an appointment on very short notice which was highly appreciated! When I arrived, Jill met me at the front and from there we began a discussion about my desires and interests in potential gowns. Jill listened as I explained what I thought I wanted, and at the end she encouraged me to look at other things too, just to keep options open. I pulled my first few dresses from their large selection. Most of their sample dresses are in a size that will fit an 8 or above which was perfect for me! I ended up deciding on the 2nd dress I tried on. Jill and the rest of the ladies at Athena’s made this experience enjoyable and stress free. I had the chance to take the lead, but I had help when I needed. Thank you, Jill and everyone at Athena’s!

Bryn

She made it a fun and light afternoon.

I stopped by with my best friend without an appt just to look at wedding dresses. I’m just starting to shop for one and we figured we would just stop in to check it out. Jill was amazing. She treated us like we had an appointment, helped pull dresses to try on, and explained the process. She wasn’t overbearing and very helpful. She made it a fun and light afternoon. I’m looking forward to scheduling an appt with her to come back and try on more.

Adria

Everyone was so nice and professional

I had a great experience! Jill was so helpful finding dresses in my style and budget. I found the perfect dress for me! Everyone was so nice and professional

Colleen

recommend my friends and family to get dresses at Athena’s.

Jill was such a huge help! I loved her positive energy and she worked hard to find my perfect dress. I will definitely recommend my friends and family to get dresses at Athena’s.

Andrea